The collection consists of papers related to the political, business and personal life of Philip A. Stanton. The papers span
the years from 1909 to 1929. Grouped into folders by document type, the folders are in alphabetical order and files within
every folder are arranged chronologically, except for political correspondence. The majority of the collection concerns Philip
Stanton’s political relationships, ambitions, and positions.
Philip Ackley Stanton came to California in 1887, became president of several real estate companies, and was responsible for
building the towns of Huntington Beach (originally Pacific City, 1901) and Seal Beach (originally Bay City, 1915). The town
of Stanton is named after him and he assisted in its 1911 incorporation. He served in the California assembly (1903-10), including
a term as speaker from 1909 to 1910, served as a member of the Republican National Committee for California 1912 to 1916.
In 1910, Stanton lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to the progressive Hiram Johnson.
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property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate
curator for further information.
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